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Commissioners will receive a presentation from county staff on dust control at large-scale housing developments during an upcoming meeting...

Red Tide Status Update: 4/19/23

Red tide was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week. No reports of fish kills suspected to be related to red tide were received over the past week.

This Week in Local Government: 4/21/24

It will be a fairly active week for local governments. The Manatee County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday with a lengthy agenda...

Lake Manatee State Park now has a new, accessible picnic pavilion. A generous donation from the Garrett A. Turner Foundation made the amenity possible. The lakeside …

Nicholas Koontz was found guilty of Manslaughter with a Firearm this week following a jury trial for a 2021 road rage incident in Bradenton. In Oct. of 2021, Koontz and the …

Manatee County is hosting a Public Information Meeting for the upcoming improvements to the wastewater collection system in Colony Cove’s South neighborhood on US 301, …

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to hold a strong lead over President Joe Biden in a new survey of Florida registered voters. The poll of 865 adults …

A Rambling Man is Laid to Rest

Bradenton native and co-founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band Dickey Betts passed away on Thursday following a battle with cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The suspect in the June 2023 shooting of a coworker at Tropicana Bradenton and the armed kidnapping of a second coworker is in custody. Demetrius Tyrone Bell, 51, was arrested in …

Bob Graham dies at 87

Bob Graham, a former Florida governor and U.S. senator who ran an unsuccessful campaign for president in 2004, has died at 87, his family announced early Tuesday. The family issued the following …

Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to a museum honoring veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba Wednesday to sign legislation shoring up instruction in public schools about the evils of …

During a special meeting Tuesday, various community and local government members addressed Manatee County Commissioners about the impact that illegal immigration is having on the …

FAA Rejects SRQ/New College Land Deal

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport's controversial plan to sell a portion of its land to New College of Florida. "The …

WFLA News Channel 8 reported this weekend that dust storms from the construction of a housing development are blanketing a Parrish neighborhood, damaging property and decreasing …

Two Dead in Boating Incident on Ward Lake

Officials are investigating a deadly boat crash in Manatee County after two bodies were found near the City of Bradenton's water treatment plant on Ward Lake. The Florida Fish …

A Florida appeals court has effectively opened a loophole in the state's long-standing law against recording telephone conversations without the permission of both sides of the …

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he will sign legislation restricting challenges to books in public schools, blaming “activist” teachers and others of making a “mockery” of …

LWV School Board Notes: 4/9/2024

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Education Issues Committee observes the Manatee County School Board meetings for items of interest to citizens and to the League and notes adherence, or …

As registered voters across Manatee County were checking their mailboxes in recent days, some found electioneering materials along with their usual postage.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis bowed to special interest pressure and appointed James Satcher as Manatee County Supervisor of Elections despite Satcher's complete lack of relevant …

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